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Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Salad in a Mason Jar

Here is another fun Salad in a Jar Recipe! I plan on making it this week for us to enjoy. 

This Mason jar salad has all of the delicious ingredients you would want in a burrito, and like a burrito, it comes in it's own perfectly portable package.

Serves: 4 servings


  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. + ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro, divided use
  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeds and veins removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups canned black beans
  • 4 oz. shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup chopped jicama
  • ½ cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce



  1. Place lime juice, 2 Tbsp. cilantro, garlic, and jalapeno in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
  2. Slowly add oil, blending continuously, until well mixed. Evenly divide dressing between 4 one-quart Mason jars. Set aside.
  3. Evenly layer beans, chicken, jicama, radishes, onion, tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, and remaining ½ cup cilantro on top of dressing in jars.
  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Shake before serving.